Looks to be a Arabian rifle Muzzleloader (black powder) to me.
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It certainly looks to be the real deal, even maker and possibly Arabian proof marks, typical Lawrence of Arabia weapon
May be genuine but a large number of these are made for the tourist market. I have recently observed large numbers of "genuine" flintlock plates and locks for sale in Afghanistan, all complete with VR (Victoria Regina - i.e. Queen Victoria) proof marks etc, none of which are probably much more than 6 months old.
Asian metalsmiths are expert in reproducing firearms so I would think that a firearms dealer would need a close look before declaring the weapon to be of ancient rather than more recent manufacture.
Own guess - modern tourist reproduction. However, if there is auction provenance etc. than that would change things.
Recent repro-has no age to it and that' flintlock' looks like Frankensteins monster with the modern screwheads everywhere IMO.
Good point - not a counter-sunk screw to be seen.....
its known as a kyber special
these people will replicate anything
Thanks for the info not of great value then I take it........
Dan, these are coming back from the sandpit on a daily basis along with, as mentioned, Tower marked flintlock pistols. I can tell you that this Jezail or camel gun retails for around $60-$75 over there. Not bad for a wall hanger or for beating a burglar to death with....
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Dan I have one question ... how do you purchase a rifle that looks to be about 6 feet long by mistake?
Although I "rented" a lady that looked much like that during a night of heavy drinking. Wished I never woke up to see that.
Just kidding Dan, it made me chuckle when I first read it.
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